Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Medical Examiner’s Office Identifies Elderly Woman Killed in House Fire

People are not safe even in their own homes due to the sudden occurrence of deadly fire accidents. In fact, statistics revealed that about 85% of all reported fires have happened in personal residences.

A woman who was identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Evelyn Blanch Williams, 89, recently died after her home in National City burned down the previous week.

The woman’s neighbors reported that they saw flames and smoke from her home located along Orrel Drive. Firefighters found her body in the house’s front room.

The autopsy revealed that a dog was also killed in the fire while another one was saved.

Authorities have not yet released their findings regarding the cause of the fire.

For people to avoid being involved in a residential fire accident, they should have a fire extinguisher inside the house, unplug all appliances that are not being used, and replace all frayed electrical cords and wires.